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Thursday on Island Morning...

They're sometimes naughty... and sometimes nice. Our Political Panel will be here to talk PC and Liberal leadership and to wrap up the year that was in provincial politics, with a bow.

Also Thursday...we take a visit to Whoville in Summerside.

And we update our Turkey Tally. We still have a long way to go to meet the need across P.E.I. Please consider making a donation.

That's Island Morning, 96.1 FM


Montreal Expos Nostalgia

Posted by Nancy Russell

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It's World Series time - a favourite time of the year for baseball fans. But it's bittersweet for Montreal Expos fan Campbell Webster.  It is now ten years since the Expos left Montreal...and 20 years since the team almost won the World Series. But a little piece of Expos history lives on at Campbell Webster's coffee shop in Charlottetown. Island Morning's Nancy Russell dropped by Timothy's World Coffee to check out a pair of stadium seats -- with roots in Montreal.

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A ticket to one of these two seats from Opening Day at Jarry Park in 1969.
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These are World Series tickets for the Montreal Expos games in 1994 that were cancelled because of the strike.

Sunflowers for Kenyan Classrooms

Posted by Nancy Russell

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The sunflower is often seen as a symbol of strength and hope.  It's perfectly suited to be part of the fundraising effort Callum's Classroom... to build classrooms for students in Kenya. The campaign is named for Callum Russell MacLean  who passed away in April of 2013 at the age of 15, after battling cancer.  His Mom, Nancy Russell, is a friend and colleague of ours here at the CBC.  Matt met with Nancy in early September at Wood's Farms in Tea Hill to find out more about Callum's classroom.
 
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You can read more about Callum's Classroom by visiting www.callumsclassroom.wordpress.com



PEI Badminton Training Centre

Posted by Mitch Cormier

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A group of newcomers is hoping to establish the PEI Junior Badminton Training Centre. We talked with Cliff Lin, Wei Zhang, Chun Yu, Jun Nie and Nathalie Lefrancois from Badminton PEI.

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Adding cancer drugs on P.E.I.

Posted by Mitch Cormier

A growing number of Islanders are asking why is takes the province so long to approve new cancer drugs. Something welcomed by Anna Peters who needs a cancer drug she can't afford.

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A Shark Tale

Posted by Mitch Cormier

30 years ago one of the biggest sharks ever seen was caught on P.E.I. We talked to a shark expert in Nova Scotia who still has a piece of the great white shark, and 2 fishermen from Alberton who were there the day the shark came ashore.

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Another perfect score

Posted by Mitch Cormier

Thumbnail image for alexmatters.jpgCharlottetown's Alex Matters was one of only a handful of people in the world to get top marks in their International Baccalaureate program exam. He just completed high school in Italy.






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The Lizardman

Posted by Mitch Cormier

lizardman.jpgEric The Lizardman Sprauge talks about his his work as a full time freak, and what led him to change his appearance to look like a reptile.

The Lizardman is appearing at Ripley's Believe It Or Not in Cavendish.

He calls himself a full-time freak and makes his way around the world appearing at festivals and conferences.








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Teaching students residential school history

Posted by Mitch Cormier

mariewilson.jpgTruth and Reconciliation Commissioner Marie Wilson is using a meeting of education ministers to remind them the history of residential schools needs to be included in lessons children take today.

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Camp Triumph turns 10

Posted by Mitch Cormier

Camp Triumph in Malpeque is for young people whose families have been affected by illness. Matt Sheriko lived through it himself, and now he is running the camp that is marking a special anniversary.

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Summer Review 2

Posted by Mitch Cormier

Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines drop by to talk about the Island Summertime Review 2. 

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